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Pas de Deux

Submitted by Barbara Burns


Client: Private Client

Location: Harpswell, ME, United States

Completion date: 2016

Artwork budget: $6,000

Project Team


Barbara Burns


Paris All Night Long


Burlesque is an exciting and expanding dance medium. This tapestry was designed using a photograph taken backstage of dancers preparing for a performance. The original photograph has been reworked considerably in order to work compositionally. Color and pattern were highly considered.


The goal of this work was to portray burlesque.


This image began with a quick backstage photograph of two women in costume, such as it is, preparing for a burlesque performance. There is a great deal of camaraderie between the dancers and it was my aim to illustrate that.

Additional Information

This is a hand woven tapestry designed and woven by the artist in the haute lisse or high warp techniques which have been used for many centuries. The warp is seine twine cotton and the weft is cotton. 23.5" x 39.5"